Government Industry Forum

Join us for an interactive Government Forum at Spark + AI Summit. In this free virtual event, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and participate in engaging panel discussions with Federal and State and Local government leaders from the FBI, USCIS and Los Angeles Fire Dept on how data and machine learning are driving innovation across agencies. This live event is available on a first-come-first-serve basis and has limited capacity. The recording will be available on-demand shortly after..

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About Chase Baker


Experienced Senior with a demonstrated history of working in the law enforcement industry. Skilled in Requirements Analysis, Government, Homeland Security, Network Security, and Integration. Strong information technology professional with a Master's Certificate focused in Project Management from The George Washington University.

About Eileen M. Vidrine

Eileen M. Vidrine is the Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. She develops and implements strategies for enterprise data management, analytics and digital transformation to optimize performance and drive out innovation in and across all missions and operations.

Ms. Vidrine began her government career in 1986 as an enlisted member of the U.S. Army and was commissioned in 1987 through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Program as a U.S. Army Transportation Officer. Later in her Army career, she was selected and integrated into the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps. She began her civilian career as a senior faculty member at the Joint Military Intelligence College and led the college’s technology transformation as the first Director for the Center for Educational Technologies.

From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Vidrine served in various positions of leadership at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence culminating as the Chief of Staff for the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Human Capital. In 2012, Ms. Vidrine was selected to serve as the DoD Intelligence Community Enterprise Architect assigned to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Human Capital Management Office. In 2014, Ms. Vidrine assumed HCMO chief of staff responsibilities. In 2016, she was nominated by the Deputy Secretary of Defense and selected to serve as a White House Leadership Fellow, supporting the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management. After her fellowship she was detailed to the Executive Office of the President Office of Administration. Ms. Vidrine was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in June 2018.

About Rob Brown

Currently Cloud Solutions Developer/EID Division Chief with USCIS with 18 years of experience providing technical, managerial and business development solutions to the IT industry.

Robert has a thorough understanding of IT and business, leading to successful experiences in completing large scale IT deployments from the initial corporate IT strategy and vision to design, build and maintenance. He also has expertise in auditing, directing and managing corporate IT strategies for small to large sized commercial businesses. Additionally, Robert has a strong background in health care, scientific research and biomedical industries.

About Scott Porter

Los Angeles City Fire Department

Scott is the CIO for the Los Angeles Fire Department and has been focused on helping state and local government agencies make technology decisions for more than thirty years. He is a Public Safety information technology expert in strategic planning, procurement, vendor selection, project management and systems implementation. Scott is also an industry-leading subject matter expert in public safety and justice systems including NG911, 311, CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch), RMS (Records Management System) and GIS (Geographical Information Systems). Prior to his current role Scott was a Gartner subject matter expert and consultant for public safety.

About Howard Levenson


Howard is an industry veteran having delivered big data and high performance computing solutions to Federal clients over his 30+ year career. He was the founder of Databricks Federal and has worked to deliver successful Databricks implementations, solving the Federal Government's most challenging problems with Intelligence, DoD, and Civilian clients.